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goodness, anny, we have a big day coming up weatherwise. >> we have not declared a severe weather alert day yet. we'll look at the latest models and decide that probably before the noon show. for the rest of today, we're expecting mostly cloudy conditions and yeah, big storms are possible later today. here is a look at your day planner now. by 9:00, still mostly cloudy. chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. by 5:00, storms are likely. temperatures in the mid-80s. right now, 79, mild and muggy under mostly cloudy conditions. we do have a flood watch in effect. flash flooding possibility. that starts at noon this afternoon. goes through late tonight. that includes the entire d.c. metro area. the portion of the mid-atlantic in fact. here is a look at live doppler. fairly quiet out there. scattered light showers up to the north of us. we're under cloudy skies. much different picture late this afternoon. in fact, here is a look at the risk for severe weather. the areas we see here shaded in
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yellow. a good portion of the mid- atlantic. the main threat for today, damaging wind gusts, even some wet microbursts are a possibility at the worst of it and some heavy rain. locally heavy downpours are possible. so, watch out for flash flooding. dangerous on the roadways later today. here is a look at the future cast to show you what this model will be happening. it is cloudy conditions. this afternoon, some scattered showers and storms going through. they become more numerous and widespread as you get on through late this afternoon around 4:00, 5:00. we've got storms coming through. this evening as well through 9:00. again, before 9:00 is the critical period. look at the storms here. mason mason-dixon line, you're in for good storms. the district area could get the storms. late tonight, still very active. widespread showers and thunderstorms taking place. now, overnight, we start to
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calm things down. it starts to pull away. by 5:00, still more showers in southern maryland and out toward the bay. highs for today, because of the cloudy conditions, not warming up a whole lot. around 86 for downtown. lower 80s for martinsburg. annapolis around 85 degrees. andrews air force base in the upper 80s. i think the weekend looking better as far as the humidity. finally get a break in the dew points. it will be a little more comfortable. here is angie with your traffic. >> happy friday, everybody. hope you're off to a great start as far as traffic is concerned. we're now learning more details about that police activity that's causing us to keep the yellow light on. let's take you out to -- outbound new york avenue at bladensburg road. the roadway is currently shut down. we're hearing from officials they're actually searching for some carjackers so this is an investigation that could go on for quite some time. we know that outbound new york
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being forced on to bladensburg road is not the only road being impacted. d.c. 295 also currently closed at route 50 as investigators brought in their search for the carjackers. we'll continue to keep you posted on that one. let's take you to a wide view of the map, other areas checking out ok here. as we zoom into the outer loop, we're finding drivers are still leaving at speed from 95 over to georgia avenue. shifting gears and take you over to interstate 270, we've been tracking the trip out of urbana all morning long. so far, so good. the yellow hasn't set in just yet. outside, no significant delays to report past 109 continuing down toward germantown road toward the split. also, your travel time, 66 drivers, good morning, virginia. from fairfax to the beltway, no problems. lax leak the inner loop is moving from -- looks like the inner loop is moving fine. no complaints approaching the toll plaza. still ahead, we'll have the
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very latest out in northeast d.c. on outbound new york avenue and the police activity there. that's coming up at 5:09. back to you. an effort to fix a flat tire on the side of the beltway ended up costing a man his life. police say he pulled over on the shoulder near route one in new hampshire avenue yesterday afternoon when another car crashed into him, pinning him between the two vehicles. a third car slammed into them. emergency crews took two children and two other adults to the hospital. their injuries not life- threatening. >> a court hearing is scheduled today for the woman accused murdering her coworker at a bethesda clothing store. a judge will hear pretrial motions in the case against brittany norwood. she's accused of killing 30- year-old jayna murray in march after murray caught norwood taking items from the lululemon athletica store where they both worked. norwood staged the scene to try to make it look like she was a victim of attackers. the man suspected of being a serial arsonist makes his
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first court appearance. investigators are charged maurice timothy dues for three fires and they say more charges are pending. d.c. authorities created an arson task force after a big fire in northeast last april which injured five firefighters. could the d.c. government become a legalized handgun dealer? councilman phil mendelssohn is sponsoring emergency legislation that would make the city a licensed firearms dealer. the bill would require anyone who wants to bring handguns into the city to have their guns shipped to government offices to get approval to carry them within d.c. borders. the council is expected to take up mendelssohn's proposal on tuesday. it is time now for my money and your money, too. >> we're inching near 13,000. >> i know. it is crazy. it is really climbing recently. after i we had a really bad month but it is looking pretty good. that's a jobs report. that's coming out for june this
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morning on wall street. the market is pretty optimistic after some strong jobs data earlier in the week that helped stocks to rally yet again yesterday. now, checking the numbers, the dow stands at 12,719, jumped 93 points in trading. getting really close to 12,800 and as andrea says, almost 13,000. the nasdaq added 38 points and the s&p 500 climbed by 14. your iphone, ipod and ipad could be exposed to hackers. they've found a security flaw in apple's software and posted the code needed to modify apple's operating system on the site jailbreaker.com. apple says a fix for the problem will be available soon. well, how would you like a free xbox? all you have to do is buy an hp laptop valued at about $290 or more. dell has a similar deal , buy a select dell and get a free xbox 360. these are some of the deals
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available on computers. back to school sales are starting really early and with pc sales slow right now, the companies are trying to be very creative in how they're going to get people to buy laptops. >> winter clothes are out already. >> they are? >> yes, they are. could save you money in the end. >> it could. absolutely. >> what's coming up? >> we'll take a little saunter down the food aisle to show you just how much you're spending on your food bill recently. >> maybe we'll do some meal planning. >> thanks, jess. sampling or just planning? >> i have food. >> ahh, excellent. we'll see you in a bit. casey anthony is still in jail this morning. however, she can count on less than two hands how much time she has left on her sentence. >> the weather could force nasa to postpone today's final space shuttle mission. >> ahead in sports, the redskins may have found a division rival willing to trade for albert haynesworth?
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critical time again, 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. here is a look at your traffic with angie. >> right out of northeast d.c.,
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we have the police investigation update for you. some better news, we just learned that outbound new york avenue at bladensburg road has been reopened as has d.c. 295 at route 50. still ahead, we're taking a look at some of your virginia roads. that's coming up in my next traffic report at 5:17. back to you. making news at 5:10, a killing spree in grand rapids, michigan, ends with the suspect killing himself late last night. seven people were shot and killed in two homes, two of the victims were children. police say 34-year-old rodrick dantzler then took hostages in a third home where he eventually ended up taking his own life. the hostages there were not hurt. casey anthony has just over one week left to serve. a judge sentenced the florida mother to four years yesterday for repeatedly lying to police about her daughter caylee's disappearance. with what she's already served and time off for good behavior, anthony is scheduled to be released july 7th. it looks like weather is threatening the final space
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shuttle launch. atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:26 this morning but there are storms in and around the space center. howard bernstein and kristin fisher who are both at the launch site, they'll be live with us later this morning. >> it is 5:11. local doctors may have found a way to fight one of the scariest forms of breast cancer. >> it is sports. the nationals offense explodes only though to watch their big lead evaporate. then at 5:14, get the rain gear handy. big-time storms are headed our way. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg,
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it is friday. we usually say no matter what happens, it is friday. it will be good but when it comes to weather today, it may not be so good. >> i'm concerned for potential for some dangerous weather later this afternoon and early evening. definitely listen up and listen closely. i think it will impact a lot of folks potentially. we did not declare a severe weather alert day just yet. we'll look at the latest models, right now, still look not good. day planner for today, morning hours, your morning commute will be fine. mostly cloudy conditions and showers up to the north. now, by this afternoon, i'm saying around 3:00, 4:00, we'll see storms start to develop and the temperature is only going to be in the mid-80s thanks to
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cloud cover. here is a look at the satellite radar picture. we saw some pretty good storms go through yesterday. right now, we're storm-free for the moment. we will remain so for most of this morning. late this afternoon, it gets active. live doppler 9000 hd, cloudy conditions, no precip in our immediate area. just some light showers up to the north of us. more into pennsylvania. right now, temperatures still mild and muggy out there around 79 in downtown. 73 in leesburg. you get to the outer suburbs around 69 degrees in hagerstown. annapolis at a mild 79 degrees, maybe even warm for you. storms are more numerous today compared to yesterday. the flash flood watch is in effect this afternoon. goes through late tonight. heavy, severe thunderstorms are possible. the heaviest, the critical time, folks, listen up. 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. that will impact the evening commute for a lot of folks. here is a look at the severe risk outlook for the entire mid- atlantic. you see shaded in yellow. it does include the d.c. area.
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the main threats, damaging wind gusts and the heavy rain. because the heavy rain, we also have flash floods in effect today for the entire d.c. area. that starts at noon, goes through late tonight. we're expecting some of the storms to produce some very heavy downpours which could cause some dangerous flash flooding on the roads later today. here is a look at the future cast. so, we put this through into motion. this morning should be uneventful. maybe light showers going through. really, the activity picks up late this afternoon into the evening hours. now, the good news here is mostly cloudy for much of the day. that will limit the instability but places like central virginia and into southern maryland, you may get some breaks of sun. that's where the instability will be even higher. so, going to keep your eye to the sky today. watch out for any storms. if you see them, go inside. highs today, 86 degrees. 86 in leesburg. so, temperaturewise, around actually a little bit below average, we should be in the
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upper 80s around d.c. here is a look at your seven-day outlook. again, today, the critical time, 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. scattered showers and storms likely today. they'll become widespread tonight. saturday, a morning shower possible. otherwise becoming partly cloudy and then you'll finally feel a break in the humidity also this weekend. warming up to the lower 90s on sunday. we're looking storm-free for the latter half of the weekend. we're hot monday and tuesday with more showers and storms possible. here's angie with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning. 17 minutes after the 5:00 hour. hope everyone is off to a fantastic friday. right now, it is back to green. we're back to normal. that police activity on outbound new york avenue at bladensburg road has cleared. meanwhile, we're tracking your commute for those of who you live in virginia and travel northbound via 95, everyone still moving at speed past the prince william parkway continuing up toward the mixing bowl. as we keep it in virginia, we turn over to the maps.
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another part of the region. 66. if you're traveling eastbound, so far, so good, no problems to report out of haymarket through manassas continuing through falls church to inside the beltway. as far as your travel times are concerned, let's check out your outer loop still in the green from 95 over to 270, just about a ten minute drive time. southbound 95, no problems to report. d.c. 295 also at route 50, we're hearing lanes are back open there. 395, we're tracking it into our next traffic report at 5:24. back to mike and andrea. >> metro is unveiling a glimpse of the future for train passengers. >> the transit agency revealing what its new series of rail car will look like. the cloth covered chairs will be replaced by vinyl padded ones there. will be vertical grip poles and the worn out carpet is gone. the trains will also feature wider aisles, l.e.d. lights, clear privacy shields and some priority seating.
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the nationals put on quite an offensive outburst followed by an epic collapse. >> serena williams wasn't the most powerful woman at the castles match. highlights coming up. >> before we head to break, time to take a look at the question of the morning. >> in a recent survey, what did most women say was most annoying about their husbands? a, they watch too much tv? b, they just leave their underwear on the floor or c, they play too many video games. >> here is a response you posted on the facebook.com/wusa9 page. c but b is a close second. >> log on to the facebook page and leave your guess and your comments. we'll read them and give you the answer coming up in the 6:00 hour.
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time now 5:22. we've got some dangerous storms possible later today. this morning though, for getting the morning commute, things should be fine. mostly cloudy conditions. now by noon, scattered showers and storms are possible. it will stay cloudy out there. now by 5:00, definitely. we'll see widespread thunderstorms and showers. flash flood watch in effect from noon until late tonight. we can see some very locally heavy rainfall and some very damaging wind gusts. so, we'll talk more about your storm threat a little bit later. first, here's mike and andrea.
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>> thank you, anny. >> can we actually send them haynesworth in return? >> an 8-run lead wasn't enough for the nationals. brett haber has the meltdown in your morning sports. >> good morning, everybody. allow me to be peter positive for a second. in order for the nationals to have blown an 8-run lead last night, they actually had to score eight runs in a game. with the lowest batting average in the national league this year, they haven't done that very much. that said, the nationals blew an 8-run lead last night and davey johnson looked like he was going to throw up in his hat. nats looking to sweep the cubs. rick ankiel has been shredding since he came off the d. l. ryan zimmerman scores. there's the 8-0 lead in the 4th. wheels came off the wagon. blake dewitt. that makes it 8-6. in the 7th, man on for carlos pena. he tags burnett. lead vanished. we're tied at 8. then this in the ninth, darwin barney flairs
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one to right. that's a stinker that wafted throughout the whole city last night. nats blow a big one and fall. >> football news and proving once again one man's trash is another man's treasury. the eagles want albert hanes bert. badly! but reports say that mike shanahan is holding out for a second-round pick with no teams including the eagles are offering. sources say shanahan will not cut haynesworth because he doesn't want to give him his wish. tennis last night, serena williams making her debut for the castles. for once, she was not the most powerful woman in the room. the first lady with sasha and malia. serena not quite back to 100%. she won all three of her events. winning a breaker over coco van vandaway. i'm brett haber.
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have a great friday, everybody. coming up, we'll take a look at just how much more your monthly budget is going to be going to food. >> a bill to allow some illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition. here's angie. >> hello, commuters. 395 drivers are moving the speed from the mixing bowl past shirlington. your d.c. drive, that's up next in my next traffic report. that's coming up shortly. tgif. you're watching 9news now. what makes the sleep number store different?
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80 in martinsburg. i've got your seven-day forecast. here's angie with your traffic. >> good morning, anny. hello, everyone. we've got the green light on. you know what that means! green means go! things are looking great out there! let's get started with a check on the drive in the district. we move it on in. we take it outside. open the door and show you new york avenue. better news near bladensburg road following the police
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investigation earlier this morning. we now have all of the lanes back going outbound and inbound and overall volume not looking bad past this point. branch avenue at pennsylvania avenue, this is a construction alert for you. we do have the road closed in both directions until 5:00 a.m. on monday. there is a detour in place. there's signs posted. so, those of who you travel that way are probably aware of that. let's move it over to constitution avenue at 20th street. the on-going construction project here obviously not affecting the flow of traffic this early. still very nice and quiet in this part of the district. as far as your trains are concerned, of course, we're tracking the rails and metro, vre, mark. all lanes are running on time. we're taking a look at a tree in the roadway causing problems out in columbia, maryland. we'll have an update for you at 5:38. now over to you. storms threatening our travel here and in florida where nasa is waiting to see if the weather here on earth will interfere with the final space shuttle mission. >> their commute is a little bit threatenned this morning.
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the fueling started but there is a 70% chance thunderstorms are going to delay this morning's launch but at this point, it is still scheduled for 11:26 a.m. the four person shuttle crew will bring parts and supplies to the international space station when it takes off. >> at least seven people have been killed today in pakistan raising the death toll in this week's violence to 60. the clashes have been blamed on a bitter rivalry between two pit of political parties. one who represents people who migrated from india. the other mostly people moving to karachi in search of jobs. one man's will to live carried him through a 22-hour ordeal. last thursday, justin hipel wrecked his brother's motorcycle. he landed in some woods at the intersection of dumfries and bristow roads. his back was broken along with most of his ribs and nobody could see him because he landed in a ditch. he was unable to reach his cell phone to call for help. after 22 hours of trying to reach the phone, he finally
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gets ahold of 911 and calls. he eventually airlifted to a fairfax hospital where he'll be there for more than ten days. >> police spent part of the night investigating a deadly crash on the parkway. four people were in the car that crashed on the roadway in the northbound lanes near route 197 and some had to be airlifted to the hospital. one of those people ended up dying. officers are shut down. both sides of the road overnight. accident reconstruction, reopen the parkway. just before the morning rush hour this morning. >> a virginia state police trooper who was killed last month in a traffic crash had three other auto accidents since joining the force in 2008. trooper adam bowen died june 24th when his cruiser collided with a car in king george county while he was responding to a call. pat troll car ricocheted into a light pole where the impact was so great it split the car in half. his speed at the time is still under investigation. in his three-year career as a trooper, he struck a deer, a
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trailer and an embankment in separate crashes. a report on last month's crash that killed the 28-year-old is expected later this month. next year, maryland voters will decide if illegal immigrants will be able to pay instate tuition at maryland's colleges and universities. a referendum to get the issues placed on the ballot, there was an effort to get a referendum on the ballot. it has been approved. maryland state board of elections validated 63,000 signatures that were collected during a recent petition drive and that is nearly 8,000 more than organizers needed and there are more 40,000 additional signatures that still need to be examined to see if they're authentic. time for another "your money" report. >> jessica is back with a tour of the grocery aisle. >> gotta keep the blood sugar up. we've got a bunch of breakfast items laid out. if you followed your food bills closely, you know food is costing a pretty penny nowadays.
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we all paid higher grocery bills last month. food prices jumped by 1.3% in june within a hair of the record high doesn't sound like a big deal to you. consider this. the food and agriculture organization's food price index is up 39% year-over-year. think of it this way. that's an extra $2,000 you're paying a year for food. so what's going on here? take a look inside the numbers. we're starting with sugar which you all know is pretty much in everything. sugar prices were up 14% in june alone. we're moving on to cereal prices. i've got a box of cereal here. we're not just talking about what's in the box. we're talking about the grains. they were down slightly. 1% in may but cereal prices are up 71%. 71% over the last 12 months. there are concerns about world production of grains and also third world countries are using more and more grains recently so demand is way up and we're going to move on to the meat
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aisle. you're not getting any price breaks here. the meat price index rose 3%, hit a new record last month. there's one upside here, folks. pig prices were down so that yummy bacon cost. >> little bit less last month. >> i love bacon. >> this is very tasty. >> kashi. >> expensive. >> i have never been a fan of their stuff. it has always tasted like hay to me. this tastes fantastic. >> hang out with me, my friend. >> i have to read now. >> flooding in the southwest leads to a dramatic rescue. we'll show you that coming up in a bit. >> the royal newlyweds head for los angeles today. here's anny with an update. >> we've got your united airlines travel cast. right now, temperature 71 degrees. mostly cloudy conditions. visibility, no problems there. it is 9 miles. do some traveling on this friday. we head over to chicago's o'hare international where temperatures there around mid-
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80s for the high today. lots of sun. no worries about storm threat. denver, different story. the mile high city. 87 degrees with a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. vegas is hot at 96. los angeles pleasant. 74 degrees. seattle, bring out the umbrellas. showers in the forecast. temperatures a little cooler. 67 degrees.
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the kennedy space center hoping to watch the final shuttle launch today. we'll talk to him in person live in just a few minutes. >> it is 5:41. here's a look at who's celebrating a birthday on this friday. wolfgang puck is 62. oscar winning actress angela houston is 60. country music star how do you like me now toby keith turns 50. he's followed in his famous father's acting footsteps, will smith's son, jaden turns 13 today. we'll be right back. ♪
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this afternoon and early this evening. people are asking me on facebook, well, where is the threat limited to? it is really the entire d.c. metro area. better chances will be for the mason-dixon line to start out. by tonight, you'll see pretty much where you are. here's a look at your day planner for this friday. this morning, i'm not too concerned about the storms. mostly cloudy. maybe a scattered shower or two out there. by 1:00, 2:00, we'll see some scattered activity and then 4:00, some showers and thunderstorms really popping up more so and then by 8:00, fairly widespread. temperaturewise, because the clouds only in the mid-80s by later this afternoon. right now, things are quiet. we did see some showers go through and storms yesterday. some were severe. look out to the west. yep, this big mess coming this way. later today. it is going to be very unstable in some locations. live doppler 9000 hd, pretty quiet. just some light showers up to the far north of us into
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pennsylvania. around d.c., just cloudy conditions. currently, temperatures, it is mild if not warm out there. 79 degrees in downtown. 72 in culpepper. 70 in winchester. hagerstown down to 69 degrees. all right, so, what are we expecting? storms more numerous today compared to yesterday. the flash flood watch goes into this afternoon, goes through tonight. we have heavy, severe thunderstorms. critical time 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. yes, it will impact the evening commute. your severe outlook for today will be the areas you see in yellow. that includes a good portion of the mid-atlantic. main threat, damaging wind gusts and the heavy rain. because of the heavy rain expected with some of the storms, we have a flash flood watch in effect. that goes from noon until late tonight. for the entire d.c. area. you see the areas shaded in green. includes all of us. here is the future cast.
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this model, we'll stay cloudy today. this afternoon, maybe some scattered storms and some showers but then by late this afternoon and in the evening, they become more numerous, more widespread and then especially later tonight. look at all of this going through. you see the yellows and the orange and red. that's the heavy stuff going through toward gaithersburg and frederick closer to around 11:00 tonight through fredericksburg as well. even in southern maryland, pax river. if you have plans to be out late tonight, you might want to stay home to be on the safe side. bring the umbrellas for sure and a good, good rain jacket. highs today around 86 degrees. not as hot compared to yesterday. 86 in leesburg. 84 in frederick. annapolis near mid-80s. culpepper, 86 degrees. luray, you'll warm up to 80 degrees. here is your seven-day outlook. so, very stormy late this afternoon, early evening. saturday, maybe a morning shower. otherwise, becoming partly cloudy, temperatures warming up to near 90 degrees.
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hey, we'll get a break from the humidity once the storms go through. saturday and sunday feels much more comfortable. sunday looks storm-free. temperatures in the lower 90s. get ready for the heat. also, storms and showers can return. here's angie with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning, anny. thank you very much. we're just 12 minutes away from the start of the 6:00 hour. happy friday, everyone. glad you could join us. right now, we do have the yellow traffic light on because we're urging drivers to please be careful out there. a couple of things going on. let's take you first out live to the scene out in northwest d.c. that is where we have crews on the scene of a fire. we did have that shot for you. i'll let you know it is speeds here on fire. this is u street. they are blocking part of the roadway out there. so you're definitely going to want to avoid that area in that part of northwest. what we're looking at here is the outer loop. obviously drivers are moving at speed here. we're looking at probably about a 10 minute commute to make it from 95 over to georgia avenue.
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real time graphics. this time, i want to go ahead and shift our focus over to interstate 270. things looking mighty fine out of urbana as drivers make their way past germantown down to the lane divide. as far as your travel times are concerned, we're tracking those as well. hello, fairfax, virginia. if you're traveling 66 making your way toward the beltway. about a 10 minute drive time. 267, the dulles toll road. it looks like the inner loop is moving at speed from 395 over to 267. still ahead, we're going to have the very latest on that fire on u street. that's coming up in my next traffic report. now, back to you. it strikes younger women and african-american women in greater numbers. and none of the cancer drugs currently on the market have any effect on it. fighting triple negative breast cancer has been a challenge for cancer researchers but now there may be an answer. a break-through at the
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university of maryland's green bomb center is the subject of today's buddy check 9 report. >> evelyn david is about to celebrate another birthday. her 33rd. >> we're having a barbecue. it is called a second chance at life bash:00. >> a second chance for evelyn diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2009. >> i couldn't breathe when she told me i had breast cancer. >> you now have triple negative breast cancer. >> that, i almost lost my mind. >> triple negative is one of the most difficult strains of breast cancer to treat. it accounts for 15% to 20% of all breast cancers sand more common in african-american women and young women. >> triple negative means it is negative or doesn't express three things that we look for in breast cancer. estrogen receptor, projest rin receptor. >> dr. kevin cullen is director of the greenbaum cancer center. >> several of the drugs including the inhibitors
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developed here at the university of maryland work only if those factors, those receptors are present on a tumor cell. >> since she couldn't use any of the critical drugs, her only option was chemotherapy. but in a new crin cal trial, researchers at the greenbaum center are looking at whether an experimental drug can help reprogram triple negative tumors to respond to the inhibiters. >> today, i'm going to run this gel. >> newly diagnosed triple negative patients will receive intinstat once daily for two to four weeks before surgery. the tumor will then be analyzed to see if it has shrunk or stopped growing. >> quite a lot of different criteria. >> dr. angela brody say early trial results are better than expected. >> so, in other words, the hormone resistant tumors into hormone responsive tumors.
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>> we believe it is a dramatically important improvement for women facing this disease. >> researchers hope to register 41 patients at 20 sites including the university of maryland's greenbaum cancer center for this triple negative trial. they're encouraging black women to participate. you can learn more about triple negative and other forms of breast cancer on our web site at wusa9.com. just click on buddy check 9 under the featured tab. well, if mother nature cooperates, later this morning, the space shuttle "atlantis," the last mission, will lift off at 11:26 this morning. our own howard bernstein is down there to watch the launch in person. this, i think is his second or third try to see one lift off. >> hey, mike, good morning, everybody. >> set the scene. i'm hearing reports there is going to be a huge crowd there to watch. what have you seen so far? >> it is going to be crazy. we had all of the showers around yesterday. still, there are plenty of tours going on. they're expecting a million
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people just to be lining the streets and the roads. it is the -- the traffic is expected to be a nightmare for one. a lot of people want to see this historic last launch. me being one of them. i'm in orlando this morning. i'm going to hop on a bus about 7:00 a.m. to go east. you need that much lead time to get in position to see hopefully the launch take off around 11:26. >> what's your vantage point going to be like? i'll imagine you'll be like a half-mile away? >> oh, no, no, it is too dangerous. too dangerous to be that close. i'll be about three and a half miles away. so, i'm hopingly get to see it. unfortunately, if it does go off with the low clouds, it will be disappearing quickly into the sky. took a few pictures yesterday, you'll notice, kevin sorbo as hercules, terry is a shuttle astronaut. he's been up. he graduated from columbia so he's a local guy from oaklandville high school.
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and a colonel in the air force right now. joe gibbs will be out here today as well. there's a ton of people who have come down for this last launch. >> ok, howard. thank you. as with you know, we have to keep on our time schedule. good luck in getting a chance to see it. if it doesn't take off today, it will take off later. our team coverage will continue. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is the daughter of two astronauts. she's there. she'll join us coming up at 6:18. we'll talk to her live. also, coming up in our next half hour, find out more about plans to install more than 100 speed cameras near area schools. >> we'll take a look at some of the movies you can catch. horrible bosses. jess, over to you. ♪
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in the mid-80s. here's angie with oh my goff. good morning, angie. >> good morning, anny. oh my goff. it is finally friday! whew! if you can't wait to take a break from your boss, mike, one of this weekend's new movies could make you feel better. horrible -- horrible bosses opens today. jason bateman, charlie and -- they're played by kevin spacey, colin farrell and jennifer aniston. they suggest they kill each other's bosses. none of that over here. if you're into documentaries, project nim may work for you. it is a story of the chimpanzee raised and nurtured like a human child in the '70s in an effort to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language. kevin james stars in zookeeper. a group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help the zookeeper find love without having to
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look for a more glamorous job. that will be cute. salute our military. d.c. cupcakery hosted cupcakes for courage. it was for service members at the new northeast location. families got to decorate cupcakes for free. some of the sales went to camp desert kids, a program that helps children deal with a parent's deployment. for more stories, you can find on our omg link. that's the blog at wusa9.com on our home page. as always, you can always send your story ideas, your pictures, videos via facebook as well. facebook.com/tvangie. >> thank you, angie. welcome to 9news now at 6:00 a.m. mike hydeck, angie, andrea and anny in for howard. you've got a busy day going. >> i'm concerned about late this afternoon, early evening. i think this morning should be no problems weatherwise. here's a look at your forecast

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